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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

I recently read a workbook composed by these authors for people struggling with compulsive hoarding disorder that I found so thoughtful and compassionate.  The fact is that people really, really suffer with this disorder and rarely find their way to any sort of healthy lifestyle.  This particular book, by Steketee and Frost, who find themselves […]

The Secret Life of Bees

Had to re-read this after loving her memoir, Traveling With Pomegranates, written with her daughter, that has glimpses of the genesis of this book.  Wonderful, spiritual story.

The Thought That Counts

A Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Jared Douglas Kant.  I really liked the format of this book.  Kant reflects candidly on the challenges he’s faced accepting and managing the OCD that came upon him with force by age 11.  He writes to young people who think they may have OCD […]

Buried In Treasures

Buried In Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding.  Great workbook for people struggling with hoarding disorder.  I got a much better understanding of — and therefore compassion for — the thought processes going on in the mind of a compulsive acquirer or hoarder and some interesting ideas for myself as an American living […]